Thursday, October 5, 2017

University of Memphis to Begin Constructing Land Bridge & More by Year's End

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 3:33 PM

click to enlarge Rendering of proposed amphitheater, land bridge, and parking lot - UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
  • University of Memphis
  • Rendering of proposed amphitheater, land bridge, and parking lot

The University of Memphis will begin constructing a land bridge, amphitheater, and parking garage by the end of the year as a part of its $66 million Master Campus Plan.

Construction of the Alumni Mall Amphitheater, land bridge over Southern, and five-story parking garage will total around $36 million.

Another piece of the master plan kicking off soon is the Scheidt Family Music Center, for which the university has received over $40 million in state and private funding to construct. The 40,000-square-foot center will be located on Central and will be equipped with a larger performance space than the current center.

The Patterson Avenue Realignment project is slated to begin in 2018. In partnership with the city, the university will realign and improve the Patterson and Southern intersection over the railroad tracks.

Originally planned to cost about $60 million, the university’s new recreation center is now budgeted for $30 million.

The 74,000-square-foot Center for Health & Wellness will sit to the north of the existing recreation center and will have programming that focuses on fitness, wellness, and academics.

The existing center will undergo renovation and construction on the new building is set to begin in a year.

Other projects in the queue include a new student plaza, basketball and football training facilities, and a teaching kitchen, which will be inside of the Center for Health & Wellness.

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